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Vija Celmins, ‘Blackboard Tableau #8 (Edward)’, Christie's
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Vija Celmins

Blackboard Tableau #8 (Edward)

Each: 10 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (26.7 x 19.4 cm.)
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Vija Celmins (b. 1938)

Blackboard Tableau #8 (Edward)

acrylic, alkyd and pastel on found and made …

Vija Celmins (b. 1938)

Blackboard Tableau #8 (Edward)

acrylic, alkyd and pastel on found and made tablets and wood shelf

each: 10 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (26.7 x 19.4 cm.)

overall: 11 1/4 x 23 x 2 in. (28.6 x 58.4 x 5 cm.)

(2)Executed in 2012.

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Acrylic, alkyd and pastel on found and made tablets and wood shelf
Vija Celmins
Latvian, b. 1938
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Vija Celmins creates subtle, often delicate, monochromatic paintings, drawings and prints based largely on her own photographs of the desert, sea, night sky, and other natural phenomena. Using graphite, erasers, electric erasers and charcoal dust among other tools and materials, Celmins investigates the nature of physical and metaphorical presence, as well as the spatial implications of drawing. There is a sense of quietude and wonder in much of the work, and a notable banishing of any direct human presence. Her serial explorations of a single subject include the Mojave Desert in the U.S., a place she has often photographed, and a spider’s web.

Vija Celmins, ‘Blackboard Tableau #8 (Edward)’, Christie's
Vija Celmins, ‘Blackboard Tableau #8 (Edward)’, Christie's
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About the work
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Vija Celmins (b. 1938)

Blackboard Tableau #8 (Edward)

acrylic, alkyd and pastel on found and made …

Vija Celmins (b. 1938)

Blackboard Tableau #8 (Edward)

acrylic, alkyd and pastel on found and made tablets and wood shelf

each: 10 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (26.7 x 19.4 cm.)

overall: 11 1/4 x 23 x 2 in. (28.6 x 58.4 x 5 cm.)

(2)Executed in 2012.

Signature
Acrylic, alkyd and pastel on found and made tablets and wood shelf
Vija Celmins
Latvian, b. 1938
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Vija Celmins creates subtle, often delicate, monochromatic paintings, drawings and prints based largely on her own photographs of the desert, sea, night sky, and other natural phenomena. Using graphite, erasers, electric erasers and charcoal dust among other tools and materials, Celmins investigates the nature of physical and metaphorical presence, as well as the spatial implications of drawing. There is a sense of quietude and wonder in much of the work, and a notable banishing of any direct human presence. Her serial explorations of a single subject include the Mojave Desert in the U.S., a place she has often photographed, and a spider’s web.

Vija Celmins

Blackboard Tableau #8 (Edward)

Each: 10 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (26.7 x 19.4 cm.)
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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